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  • 3 November 2017

    “This outing will be brutish, brutal and bloody…”

  • 17 September 2009

    A US oil firm has announced the discovery of a deepwater oil well off the coast of Sierra Leone. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation said it confirmed the existence of an “active petroleum system” in the Sierra Leone-Liberian basin. Two years ago, oil was discovered off Ghana by the same drillers. Sierra Leone is one of the […]

  • 9 April 2008

    The crucial role played by the mast and rig package in taming the beast that is the second generation of Volvo Open 70 cannot be underestimated, particularly in boat-breaking conditions. That is the view of Matthew Sheahan, specialist racing and technical writer. In a feature article in the latest issue of Life At The Extreme, […]

  • 21 May 2010

    “We are optimistic about the future as we see growth on most markets at the moment” says Lars Vang Christensen, Herning Shipping, and chairman of the Danish Shipowners’ Association. “If we would grade our optimism we would say the 2009 was brutal and we expect 2010 to be only hard”, says Lars Vang Christensen. Despite […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    A monthly longshore labor meeting, usually scheduled for the third Thursday of the month, second shift, will suspend dayside operations at the Port of Oakland May 1. Waterfront employers in the Pacific Maritime Association have approved the ILWU’s request to move the meeting, which according to some media reports has been moved as a sign […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has strongly condemned the actions of the Costa Rican government after hundreds of police officers stormed Puerto Limon’s Moin and Limon terminals last Thursday 23rd October. According to the ITF, the police “violently attacked workers, arresting 68 men and women who were peacefully striking.” The workers were detained, then the […]

  • 6 May 2016

    Oilfield services specialist Weatherford is set to cut 2000 jobs, citing the need to keep costs at bay. Presenting its first quarter results this week, the company said that during the quarter it completed 78% of its latest 6.000 headcount reduction target, meaning almost 4.700 people were let go. However, Weatherford will not stop there. […]

  • 2 August 2012

    India’s largest container handling facility is experiencing major setbacks in container operation due to the recent collapse of a container crane at Jawaharlal Nehru Container Terminal at Nhava Sheva Port, Port Technology news site reported citing a senior official from Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) India. According to the same source, the terminal is running […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Early on Sunday afternoon a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, got ahead of the BP-chartered drilling rig Paul B. Loyd, Jr. 83 miles off Scotland and near the drill site of a new well in the North Sea as part of a protest that has been going on for over a week now.

  • 10 February 2016

    UK Oilfield Services (OFS) companies are predicted to experience a significant decline in turnover and profits, according to the latest industry analysis by EY. EY’s Review of the UK oilfield services industry showed that the sector proved resilient in 2014 and, despite growing at the slowest rate in five years, still recorded a modest 3% […]

  • 11 January 2018

    The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen foiled an attack on a Saudi oil tanker on Saturday near the Port of Hodeidah.

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The German merchant fleet has shrunk for the third consecutive year and as of September it is down to 3,122 vessels, the German Shipowners’ Association claims. Since 2012, the country’s transport capacity fell by 12% and the number of ships has decreased by almost 17%. “The decline in our commercial fleet is a disturbing development,” said […]

  • 8 April 2020

    In the wake of what has been characterized as a humanitarian crisis as thousands of seafarers and passengers are left stranded on board cruise ships in Australian waters, Australia has ordered all foreign cruise ships to leave as soon as possible. The country is standing its ground on not allowing the crews and passengers to […]

  • 1 May 2013

    The Newman Government’s plans to privatise ports and to weaken environmental impact assessment, revealed today, will put more pressure on the Great Barrier Reef than ever before, say the Australian Greens. With coal ports in private hands and a lax process for assessing their environmental impacts, the Great Barrier Reef will be under more pressure […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Transition

    BP will be reducing its global workforce by 10,000 this year as part of its plans to make the organization smaller and fit for the energy transition.

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Vryhof, designer, manufacturer and supplier of drag anchors and related mooring equipment, has successfully completed extensive field tests with the Stevshark Rex anchor in Australian waters, proving its suitability for hard soils and carbonate rocks. “This completely new anchor with its radically new fluke and shank geometries has already been designated by insiders as the ‘game […]

  • 16 January 2013

    The numbers for the Portuguese fleet of gas-powered vehicles remain at some 500 units, maintaining the figures of the last three years. The main reason for this stagnation is the absence of fuel supply stations in sufficient numbers and the removal of the reduced VAT. On the commercial vehicle side Portugal currently counts some 40 […]

  • 13 April 2015

    Some 2,800 migrants were rescued off the Italian coast this last weekend, bringing the total number of arrivals this year to over 15,000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports. Rescuers found a dead body in one of the boats. The victim may have been suffocated by the fumes of the boat’s engine, but authorities […]

  • 4 November 2014

    The announcement of the UK Foreign Office that the UK will no longer take part in search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea from last week has raised many eyebrows. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) commented on the decision saying that the rescue of all persons in distress at sea – including illegal […]

  • 13 July 2017

    Brazil’s former president Luis Inacio Da Silva – popularly known as Lula – has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for his alleged involvement in the Petrobras corruption scandal. According to reports, Lula – under whose tenure Petrobras produced first oil from the pre-salt layer offshore Brazil in 2008 – has […]

  • 10 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Three of the largest flag states, accounting for around 40% of the world’s commercial shipping tonnage, have signed an agreement condemning the acts of violence against seafarers by pirates. The flag states agreed to pool information on the mistreatment of seafarers at the hands of pirates. The flag states signed a Declaration in Washington on […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Vryhof, anchoring and mooring specialist, said it has completed field tests with its Stevshark Rex anchor in Australian waters, proving its suitability for hard soils and carbonate rocks. In 2016 a total of 15 tests were carried out at three locations in the North Sea famed for their anchoring problems with stiff clays. In early […]